Any tradesman will understand just how important it is to have the right equipment. The correct tools and equipment enable a tradesman to take on any job, meaning more business and an increase in income.
Of course, it is possible to purchase equipment that might not be used as frequently as other tools and with this comes the cost. It may seem counter-productive to purchase tools that will be rarely used and that is why many tradesman, particularly plumbers, choose to rent their equipment. This may make sense for many, but in the long run it could cost more money than purchasing any equipment outright.
Ready when you are
Purchasing tools and equipment will ensure it is there when you need it. Some equipment is needed daily but there are other pieces of equipment that are only required every few months. Having it there, ready to use, will mean that you can call on it at any time and this guarantees that you can work more flexibly while having the ability to take on additional work at short notice.
This familiarity will also mean that you can pick it up and start using it instantly without having to learn new functions and settings, or travel and have to wait to pick equipment up, all of which will save you time.
Getting the right tool for the job
For the plumbing industry in particular, jobs can greatly differ requiring different types of equipment, some of which will not be known until the job has started. What could be worse than starting a job only to find that you don’t have the right equipment and have to find a suitable hire company? This will waste time, money and could cost you the job.
There is no denying the fact that renting equipment is simple and means that you do not have to maintain any equipment, but it does come with its problems. Many equipment hire companies require a level of notice so that they can ensure that your equipment is available to you. Calling on one at short notice could mean that the equipment is unavailable.
There is no doubt that renting equipment has its advantages but owning equipment is the best choice. As a tradesman, your tools enable you to work and if you don’t have them readily available then you will find yourself in a position where you may have to turn work away.
Ferret Technology can help make sure you have the right tool for the job with our leak detection tools. If you’d like to find out more then give us a call on 0800 292 2835 or fill out our contact form.